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title David Lemieux vs. Glen Tapia this Saturday on HBO PPV

(Photo Credit: Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions) By Dan Ambrose: Former IBF middleweight champion David Lemieux (34-3, 31 Kos) will be looking to turn his career around this Saturday night against junior middleweight Glen Tapia (23-2, 15 KOs) in a 10 round fight in the co-feature bout on the undercard of the Saul “Canelo” Alvarez vs. Amir Khan card on HBO pay-per-view at 9:00 p.m. ET at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Lemieux will have a big size advantage over Tapia, and this fight figures to be a mismatch. Tapia hasn’t fought an entire year since his 4th round knockout loss to Michel Soro last year in May 2015. The fact Tapia hasn’t fought in 12 months makes you wonder about his love for the sport. Normally see older fighters taking long breaks after losses, not young fighters like Tapia. If Tapia loses on Saturday night, then I won’t be surprised if we see him disappear for another extended break from the sport. Read the rest of this entry »

title Deontay Wilder training in Europe for Povetkin fight

deontay4444444By Scott Gilfoid: WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (36-0, 35 KOs) flew out last Saturday from Atlanta to Manchester, England to begin training in the UK for his May 21 fight against mandatory challenger Alexander Povetkin (30-1, 22 KOs) at the Khodnyka Ice Palace in Moscow, Russia. Deontay wanted to train in Europe so that he could get acclimated to the time difference and not be in such a shock when flying over to Russia for the fight.

If Wilder had chosen to fly over to Russia days before the fight, he likely would be jet-lagged from having had to sit down for such a long period of time on the plane while flying over. Read the rest of this entry »

title Showtime and Anthony Joshua to make big announcement tomorrow

joshua54By Scott Gilfoid: Both Showtime and IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua will be making a big news announcement tomorrow [Wednesday] in a press conference. It’s expected that Showtime will announce that they’ve got a deal to pipe Joshua’s title fights from the UK into the United States.

I’m not sure if that’s a big deal though, if that’s what the announcement is going to be. Joshua is a foreign fighter and it doesn’t look like he’s going to be fighting in the U.S. like we’re seeing from other foreign fighters that have made it big over there like Manny Pacquiao and Gennady Golovkin. Read the rest of this entry »

title Danny Garcia: Golovkin is too big for Canelo

By Dan Ambrose: WBC welterweight champion Danny Garcia says he doesn’t see a fight between IBF/IBO/WBA middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin and WBC middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez happening for a number of reasons. Garcia said Golovkin is too big for the 5’9” Canelo, and there’s a big difference in the popularity of the two fighters.

Garcia says Golovkin brought in just 150,000 pay-per-view buys recently in his fight against David Lemieux; whereas Canelo brought in 900,000 for his title fight against former WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto recently. Due to the difference in popularity and in size, Garcia thinks that Canelo has no reasons to fight Golovkin and he doesn’t think he will. Read the rest of this entry »

title Canelo vs. Khan: Is this the next Fight of the Century deception?

canelo87By Gerardo Granados: This Saturday on May 7, the fight between elite 155 pounder Saul Alvarez and welter Amir Khan, will finally let their fans know why this bout is considered as a huge mismatch by a couple of long time fight fans. The betting odds are extremely close at 4 -1, but that doesn’t make the fight more even.

With the WBC Middleweight belt at stake and the Lineal status for the winner of this bout, it should already had caught the interest of all fight fans around the world, but it seems that if it wasn’t for the constant hype on major TV media and by on payroll boxing analyst, then only the fight fans who follow boxing on diary bases would know the correct magnitude about it.

A friend of mine challenged me to say something positive about the Canelo vs Khan bout. He bet to me that I would fail, because according to him I am envious of both Canelo and Khan millionaire life style. So, I replied to him, the very same thing Wladimir Klitschko said in the first press conference of his Tyson Fury rematch. Read the rest of this entry »

title The Other Fury: Hughie

hughie93By Daniel Arissol: With the heavyweight division eagerly awaiting a colossal rematch between Tyson Fury and Klitschko, another Fury is quietly making his way up the rankings. Hughie Fury, the 21 year old cousin of champion Tyson, is still undefeated and claimed the WBO intercontinental title on Saturday night via a technical decision against Big Fred Kassi. Hughie Fury (20-0-0 10 KOs) is gaining a reputation as a future prospect and is still has much to learn under the tutorage of his father Peter Fury who also trains Tyson.

Standing at 6ft 6 inches (198cms) and weighing around 230 lbs, Hughie Fury certainly has the frame for the division and, rather more scarily, is still growing. He has speed and power in both hands and is only going to get stronger and more ring smart as his career progresses. Read the rest of this entry »

title Shannon Briggs vs. Alexander Dimitrenko official for May 21

dimitrenko323454By Scott Gilfoid: As of today, the heavyweight match between former WBO heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs (59-6-1, 52 KOs) and 33-year-old Alexander Dimitrenko (38-2, 24 KOs) is now officially been added to the David Haye vs. Arnold Gjerjaj card on May 21 at the O2 Arena in London, England.

I’m going to go on record right now by saying I don’t think Briggs can beat Dimitrenko. It’s bad that Briggs was given someone so similar to Vitali Klitschko in size and fighting style. Briggs was as harmless as a baby in his loss to Vitali in 2010. By having Briggs fight Dimitrenko, it puts Briggs in a nearly impossible situation to try and win this fight to get the Haye fight later this year.

This is the fight that Briggs must win for him to get a payday match against Haye later this year. Briggs, 44, recently came to the UK to force Haye, 35, to give him a fight, and Haye finally relented by telling Briggs that if he agrees to fight on his undercard on May 21, he’ll give him a fight if he wins his next fight. Read the rest of this entry »

title Khan says he won’t fight Mayweather now if asked

khan836By Patrick McHugh: With the big payday Amir Khan (31-3, 19 KOs) is getting to fight for a world title this Saturday night against WBC 160lb champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KOs), the 29-year-old Khan says he wouldn’t fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. if he came back now and asked to fight him. Khan sees the aging 39-year-old Mayweather as a bitter person longing for the limelight now that he’s quickly being forgotten in the minds of boxing fans. Mayweather has been replaced by Canelo and Gennady Golovkin.

Khan is said to be getting $13 million for the Canelo fight on Saturday. That money gives Khan the freedom to turn up his nose at a fight against Mayweather if it were ever offered to him, which it likely never will. Mayweather doesn’t fancy a fight against Khan, who has blistering hand and foot speed.

Khan says he didn’t like the way Mayweather treated him by not agreeing to fight him. Mayweather gave Khan hope for a fight at one point in the past several years ago by asking fans to pick his next opponent. Read the rest of this entry »

title Chisora attacks Kubrat Pulev during face off

chisora77By Scott Gilfoid: In an incident that looked totally staged, British heavyweight Dereck Chisora (25-5, 17 KOs) attacked 34-year-old former world title challenger Kubrat Pulev (22-1, 12 KOs) earlier today during a face off at their press conference at the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten, in beautiful Hamburg, Germany.

During the face off, the two fighters had their heads pressed against each other like a couple of old goats. It’s unclear why Pulev would put himself at risk in doing the Billy goat head pressing bit, but he went along with it.

Moments later, Chisora grabbed Pulev from around the back of his head and briefly tried to force him down in a failed wrestling move. Having personally competed in that sport in High school, I must say Chisora’s wrestling move was incredibly amateurish. I mean, if you are going to try for a take down, it’s best to go for the legs. Read the rest of this entry »

title Khan to get $13 million for Canelo Alvarez fight

khan111By Jeff Aranow: Amir “King” Khan (31-3, 19 KOs) will be getting a huge payday this Saturday in his fight against WBC middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KOs). Khan will be getting a reported $13 million for the fight. This isn’t bad money for a title challenger, especially considering that Khan turned down a big payday fight against IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook.

The Canelo-Khan will be televised on HBO PPV, and Canelo’s promoter Oscar De La Hoya of Golden Boy Promotions expects the fight to bring in 2 million PPV buys. Canelo will very likely be getting a career payday against Khan because this is a fight that will almost surely bring in more PPV buys on HBO than Canelo’s last fight against Miguel Cotto last November. That fight brought in 900,000 PPV buys on HBO. Read the rest of this entry »

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